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small, low power consumption and just work with no BS involved,
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This review is from: Toshiba Canvio 1.0 TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - HDTC610XK3B1 (Black) (Personal Computers)
Toshiba Canvio 1.0 TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - HDTC610XK3B1 (Black) is what I purchased. I've always liked the Toshiba portables because they are small, have low power consumption and just work with no BS involved. USB 3.0 is a new standard in USB speed, but is backward compatible with the USB 2.0 standard. So if you have USB 3.0 ports on your computer then you can enjoy the speed of the USB 3.0 standard. I have USB 2.0 ports and the drive works at USB 2.0 speeds.
So, here's the reasons that I purchased the drive:
1. Small = The drive is wide as a 1.5 deck of playing cards and thin as a flat dinner plate/dish
2. Low Power Consumption = One single USB attachment is plenty to power the drive... granted the USB port is on a powered USB hub (USB hub has its own power supply plugged into an electrical outlet) or a bus powered USB port on a computer has good power flow to it.
3. No BS = Even though the drive comes with backup software, you do not have to use it.
4. Size = Its got a 1 terabyte (1TB) capacity. Bigger is better IMO(in my opinion it's what I needed and the color that I wanted).
I plugged in the dive and Windows installed the device and recognized it. I reformatted the drive even though it already comes NTFS formatted. NTSF is a file standard file structure format just as FAT or FAT16, on NTSF is better and much more flexible in its use.
Whenever I plug it in, it takes 30-50 seconds for my computer to recognize it, but that might have to do with the USB ports on my computer or the USB cable that came with the drive and not the actual drive (either way, I don't care because it works)!